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Naked Alibi (1954)

Approved  |   |  Film-Noir, Crime, Drama  |  14 January 1955 (Belgium)
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A police chief fired for brutality, tries to get evidence on a man suspected of killing 3 police detectives.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Chief Joe Conroy
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Marianna
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Al Willis
Marcia Henderson ...
Helen Willis
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Det. Lt. Fred Parks (as Casey Adams)
Billy Chapin ...
Petey
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Capt. Owen Kincaide
Don Haggerty ...
Matt Matthews
Stuart Randall ...
Chief A.S. Babcock
Don Garrett ...
Tony
Richard Beach ...
Felix
Tol Avery ...
Irish
Paul Levitt ...
Gerald Frazier
Fay Roope ...
Commissioner F.J. O'Day
Joseph Mell ...
Otto Stoltz
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Storyline

Questioned as a murder suspect, solid (but drunk) citizen Al Willis attacks his police questioners, is beaten, and swears vengeance against them. Next night, Lieut. Parks is murdered; Willis is the only suspect in the eyes of tough Chief Conroy, who pursues him doggedly despite lack of evidence. The obsessed Conroy is dismissed from the force, but continues to harass Willis, who flees to a sleazy town on the Mexican border. Of course, Conroy follows. But which is crazy, Conroy or Willis? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The Cop, The Killer and the Border Town Woman! See more »

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Film-Noir | Crime | Drama

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14 January 1955 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

Schwaches Alibi  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When Joe phones Matt from Border City, he makes it a collect call. But when Matt answers, they begin speaking immediately, without the operator first asking if he would accept the charges. See more »

Quotes

Chief Joe Conroy: Are you in the habit of hauling in cut-up strangers?
Marianna: Yeah. It's a hobby with me.
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ACE IN THE HOLE
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Gloria Grahame (dubbed by Jo Ann Greer) (uncredited)
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Sterling Hayden's the whole show
10 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

Finally caught up with this on AMC. I wish Sterling Hayden had focused more on his Hollywood career, instead of returning to the sea from time-to-time. He's easily in the league of the Noir "Roberts" (Taylor, Ryan, Mitchum)...with a little John

Wayne to boot. Good picture....not *really* Film Noire....and not Gloria Grahame's best.

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